Carved Ivory Dagger Handle
This fine knife or sword hilt is carved from ivory and shows an ogre amongst leafy openwork. It has a good, yellowing patina. Such hilts were used on all manner of knives, swords and daggers. The example here is without losses or repairs.
Fraser-Lu, S., Burmese Crafts: Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 1994.
UK art market
Inventory no.: 2796